I have been asked by enough people over the past week about my new little social avatar/profile picture/icon to merit writing a brief post on my inspirations for the little guy.
Step 1: Take one part social/IM/e-mail toolkit mascot from Digsby.com
Step 2: Take one part internet icon Homestar Runner
Step 3: Blend in Photoshop
Viola! Behold, Digsby Runner, in the flesh. I am not sure how I conjured this up, other than the fact that Digsby appeared to be a blatant rip-off of Homestar Runner, only colorized a bit.